HAVE SOURDOUGH, WILL TRAVEL – OAT PORRIDGE BREAD WITH TOASTED ALMONDS

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses Posts Two weeks ago, I flew to Columbus/Ohio, to visit my daughter. In my carry-on I had a freezer bag with sourdough, hoping it wouldn't cause suspicion and confiscation at the airport security. Valerie had asked me to show her and her co-workers at "Two Caterers", how to bake … Continue reading HAVE SOURDOUGH, WILL TRAVEL – OAT PORRIDGE BREAD WITH TOASTED ALMONDS

BREWER’S BREAD WITH SPENT GRAINS

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses PostsWhen I heard about breads made with spent grains - leftovers from beer brewing - I was fascinated.How interesting! But, where on earth, could you come by those mashed grains, unless you worked at a brewery? We have two micro-breweries in Bar Harbor, so I left a message, asking … Continue reading BREWER’S BREAD WITH SPENT GRAINS

ACORN LEVAIN – CHANNELING MY INNER SQUIRREL

Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses PostsLast September, William Rubel challenged Facebook group members of "Bread History & Practice" to gather acorns, and use them for bread baking. I was intrigued - the huge European oaks in our neighborhood had produced a bumper crop of acorns this year.Shelling acorns - as easy as cracking nutsSquirrels … Continue reading ACORN LEVAIN – CHANNELING MY INNER SQUIRREL

FUN WITH SOURDOUGH – SURPRISING SHORTCUTS TO A HOMEMADE STARTER

Levain made from applesauce gone bad!Hier geht's zur deutschen Version dieses PostsThe day arrives for every serious hobby bread baker when he or she - no longer satisfied with being limited to store-bought yeast - craves for the star among starters - the homemade sourdough!The usual pathway to your own starter is stirring some flour … Continue reading FUN WITH SOURDOUGH – SURPRISING SHORTCUTS TO A HOMEMADE STARTER